Bob Dole's Previous Anti-Abortion Campaign

March 26, 1996

Back in 1974, a House member who was an OB/GYN ran against Bob Dole for Senate. Dole waged an anti-abortion smear campaign against his opponent, calling him an "abortionist" and going so far as to take ads out in the newspaper with skull and crossbones. It was the first time abortion was so politicized in a Congressional campaign.

Guests: Dr. William Roy, Dole’s opponent in 1974 and Kate Michelman, Executive Director, National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League.